Arts & Culture

Uncensored and Brave – and A Little Arabesque: CANAN

CANAN is a brave and inspiring artist who has abandoned her last name to free herself form the chains of patriarchy, and strolled around the streets of Bomonti naked. For her, creativity is a therapy, a cure to help her heal. She doesn’t give a damn about anyone or doesn’t worry whether anyone would want to display them while making her works. She deals with issues such as gender politics, history and mythology for over 20 years, CANAN’s business with feminism doesn’t seem to have concluded. 

Out of Ordinary: Yaron Herman

A psychology, mathematics and philosophy enthusiast; the recipient of many prestigious awards including Choc Jazzman, Disque d’émoi Jazz Magazine and Victoires du Jazz; a man of adventure and experiment… How many pianists fit this description? We know at least one – Yaron Herman.

Trace Your Own Path in Fondazione Prada

We love Prada. Not because of their irresistible fragrances and shoes, because of their dedication to contemporary art and culture. The art foundation set up by fashion designer Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, Fondazione Prada transforms the historic palazzo of Ca’ Corner della Regina with its new exhibition. Fondazione Prada’s venue in Venice hosts “The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied.”, a new transmedia exhibition project.

5 Exhibitions You Should See at Venice Biennale

We’re counting down to the opening of 57th Venice Biennale on May 13! The international art exhibition, directed by Paolo Baratta and curated by Christine Macel, will be open for visit until November 26. You’ve packed your bag but still have no idea which exhibitions/pavilions to visit? Then let’s take a look at our picks.

Ugo Schiavi

French artist Ugo Schiavi explores the elements of contemporary art through the art of archeology; a field that most would associate with the “old”. By creating in various countries over the years, he adopted a multifaceted perception of art. And his last stop is İstanbul! We talked to Ugo while he was preparing for his solo exhibition Uprising at The Pill Gallery.

Happiness is a Big Joke.

Seda has a magical side to her. I'm not sure whether it lies behind her deep gazes or that she's not afraid of her laughter, but the energy of this woman, whom our television series took to distant and cold parts, is so strong that it could blow your mind! What am I talking about?

Adam Curtis

“40 years ago, there was another all-encompassing system. It was in the Soviet Union. But by the 1970s, the system was starting to crack. Russia became a society where everyone knew that what their leaders said was not real. Because they could see with their own eyes that the economy was falling along. But everybody had to play along and pretend that it was real. Because no-one could imagine any alternative. One Soviet writer called it HyperNormalisation. You were so much a part of the system, that it was impossible to see beyond it.”

Editions of Mehmet Günsür

Mehmet Günsür – does this name put a smile on your face? I know it does for most of us. He’s so confident and self-aware. I begin our conversation thinking how utopic it sounds in this day and age for someone to be so free from the ego and ambition that lessen one’s self.

The Monster in the Room

Finding inspiration from the masters of neo-expressionism of the 70’s and 80’s, Yasemin Öncü is one to believe in the power of drawing. The artist who interprets the outer world through the dynamics of “monsters” has a lot to feed on from current life and popular culture!

Andreea Magdalina

Unfortunately, the order in which women are often attempted to be discouraged still continue on everywhere! But when we manage to resist, we make way to wonderful things.